My Favorite Honest Co. Products & How to Save Money Using Them {Bonus: Coupon Code!}

I have been using the Honest Company’s products for a few years now and LOVE them. They are great products and I love knowing that they are safe for my family and the environment. Here are a few of my favorite products and a few tips on how to get the most great products for your money.

Favorite Products:

1. Healing balm: Basically an organic, all natural substitute for petroleum jelly/aquaphor. I use it for dry hands, on my lips, on cuts and scrapes, as a nighttime protection against diaper rash and pretty much anything.

2. Multi-purpose cleaner: Smells amazing and gets the job done. I don’t have to worry about using unsafe chemicals with kiddos in the house and you can buy refill concentrates to use less plastic when you buy more.

3. Dish soap: Smells great and their products are some of the only ones I can find that don’t give me a skin reaction.

4. Face & body lotion: fragrance free and goes on light and smooth, I use it for myself and my daughter.


How to Save Money:

1. Use the free trials. When you first create an account with Honest you can order free trials of each of their bundles and only pay for shipping. This is a great way to try out their products. Note: when you sign up for a trial, you sign up for a bundle that renew automatically. Make sure that you set the settings to send shipment at the frequency you want or call to cancel if you don’t want to renew automatically.

2. If you bundle, get your money’s worth. The cost of an essentials bundle is $35.95, but you have your choice of products. This means there can be a big difference in the value you are getting for your money.

Organic shave oil: $15.95
Organic belly balm: $15.95
4-in-1 laundry packs: $15.95
Suds Up: $12.95
Sunscreen: $13.95
Total savings: $38.80

5 products at $5.95
Total loss: $6.20

3. If you have less expensive items you would like to purchase, use them for the +3 item, or buy them at Target. This way you earn %25 off (in the +3 option for your bundle) and don’t take up valuable space in your bundle at the set price.

4. Take advantage of member deals and +3 discounts. Have your eye on some of their super cute kids swimwear or nursing covers? Get %25 off of those items when you add them on to your bundle.

5. For a limited time {until the 15th} use code MARBUNDLES35OFF for %35 off any new bundle! Just click here started.


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Tag Blanket

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I had some leftover fabric as well as a ton of scrap ribbon to use and this was a quick and easy project. It was a great way to use up leftover materials {I am a known craft supply hoarder} PLUS it makes a great shower gift. My daughter is OBSESSED with her Taggies.

Tutorial coming soon but I was anxious to share the results!

Making Your Own Baby Food

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In this post you trade a little time to save some money BUT you get the added bonus of feeding your baby food you can feel good about. I hope that some of my trials and errors can make things a little easier for you.

1. Block Off Time. I have found while it is possible to squeeze in making baby food while watching your kid or kids it is much easier to have a set time where you can focus and get it all done at once. Plus the babies and boiling water/sharp blades aren’t a good combo.

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2. Have the right equipment. We got the Baby Bullet system as a shower gift and have been really happy with it, but I know you definitely don’t need it and lots of people use a food processor. Here is what I recommend for supplies (the Baby Bullet comes with everything except the steamer basket).

  • Food processor or baby food blender
  • Small pot and steamer basket
  • Rubber scraper
  • Small containers for fridge storage
  • Ice cube trays

3. Pick your produce. Organic produce is always a great choice, but not all of us have the money to buy organic all the time. Save money by buying focusing your money toward the “dirty dozen.” I am also a big fan of buying frozen produce for baby food. I have found that with a little one you don’t always know when you’ll have time {and when you think you’ll have time, inevitably, you won’t} so having frozen food on hand means your baby won’t starve when you couldn’t find time to go to the grocery store and your fresh produce won’t go to waste when you decided to have a glass of wine and sit on the couch instead of make baby food {I have no personal experience in this at all}.

Here are some of my favorite foods for purees:

  • Bananas – a great starter food because of the mild flavor and they don’t require steaming
  • Avocados – good for your baby and also require no prep
  • Sweet potatoes – lots of nutrients and a sweet taste
  • Peas – make a nice-textured puree and are a good way to introduce veggies
  • Carrots – go organic on these, carrots can contain nitrates
  • Zuchinni and other squash

Here are some that don’t work so well:

  • Green beans – these were a big fail for me, the texture ended up very stringy
  • Pineapple –  a little stringy as well but once your kiddo is ready for combo purees it is great with banana and mango

4. Prep your produce. Peel (if needed) and steam your produce until it is “squishy” or easily pierced with a fork. Let the food cool before blending. Already soft foods like bananas and avocados don’t need to be steamed.

5. Puree. This is the easy part. Stick your prepped food in the blender until you get the desired consistency. Tip: if you steamed the food, use the water from the steaming, it has additional nutrients from the fruits or veggies and saves water.

6. Store for easy feeding. Now that you have your baby food you can store it to use at your convenience. Use small serving-size containers for the fridge. Food lasts up to three days in the fridge so fill up to three containers and then you can feed your baby right out of the container (if you think they won’t eat all of the food, scoop out a little with a clean spoon into a separate container – you shouldn’t put it back in the fridge if you have put a used spoon back into it). If you are worried about chemicals in plastic containers, you can find glass jars for storage.

7. Freeze for later. Freeze the extra puree in ice cube trays. Once the food is frozen, place it in tupperware or baggies. Then, you can mic up just the amount you need whenever baby is hungry. The Baby Bullet comes with a covered serving-size freezer tray but I have found that the ice cube system works just as well. You can also fill your own pouches if you like the convenience of having those on the go. I will do a post on that later.